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Ambrosia Fruit Salad

Yogurt dressing a handful of marshmallows turn a simple fruit salad into a divine side dish, breakfast or even dessert!
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Course: Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: fruit, salad
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 127kcal


  • 1 8 1/2 oz. can fruit cocktail juices drained
  • 1 8 oz. can unsweetened pineapple chunks juices drained
  • 1 cup seedless red grapes cut in half
  • 1 cup apple chunks peeled
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans or slivered almonds (optional)
  • 3/4 cup vanilla yogurt sour cream can also be used
  • 1 cup miniature marshmallows
  • 1 cup sweetened shredded coconut


  • Mix all the fruit together in a large mixing bowl. Add the yogurt, nuts (if using), coconut and marshmallows. Toss to coat well. Keep chilled until ready to serve.


This recipe is flexible! You can mix and match ingredients to suit your tastes or what you have on hand.
You can use any combo of fruit cocktail, canned pineapple or canned mandarin oranges. 
Pecans, almonds or even walnuts can be used, or left out. 
Use green or red seedless grapes. 
Sour cream can be used in place of yogurt. 


Calories: 127kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 50mg | Potassium: 161mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 37IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 48mg | Iron: 1mg
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